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Dallas Cowboys News & Notes: Tony Romo To Wait On Surgery, Will Cowboys Wait On Heir To Him?

It's the beginning of February and still everything about the Cowboys involves mainly an impending decision on quarterbacks.

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Cowboys officials will try to deter Jerry Jones from Johnny Manziel, the Kardashian of quarterbacks - David Moore, SportsDay
Less than two years ago Cowboys officials convinced owner Jerry Jones it was not in the club's best interest to take Johnny Manziel.Can they do it again?

You don't need to deploy a police helicopter to search for reasons to avoid Manziel. He's a backup who has shown more of a dedication to partying than his craft. He appears to crave celebrity over improvement . He enjoys the status of what it means to be an NFL quarterback but runs from the responsibility inherent in the position.

I think Jerry ran a bluff at Senior Bowl regarding Carson Wentz; plus interest in Manziel and Super Bowl picks - Jon Machota, SportsDay
Machota thinks that Ol' Jerry pulled one over on all the media surrounding the Senior Bowl and Carson Wentz.

I think because of what they saw out of these teams that made it to the conference championship games. They saw these older quarterbacks get there and they won because the defense is improved.

Dallas Cowboys to re-evaluate Tony Romo's collarbone in four weeks - Todd Archer, ESPN
Cowboys QB Tony Romo will wait four weeks before deciding whether he'll have a surgical procedure to have a plate inserted to reinforce his collarbone.

According to the sources, it is possible Romo could pass on having a plate inserted to reinforce the collarbone and have what is called a Mumford procedure in which the distal portion of the clavicle is shaved down. The recovery time would still be 6-8 weeks and have Romo back on the field for the organized team activities in May.

Todd McShay 2016 Mock Draft 2.0: Cowboys Grab A Quarterback - Dave Halprin, Blogging The Boys
In Todd McShay's second mock draft of 2016, the Dallas Cowboys decide that a quarterback is the way to go.

There are couple of things to digest here. The first is - do the Cowboys actually take a quarterback at this spot. We still have a lot of time before the draft and the Cowboys could go the free agency route for a QB. Someone like Robert Griffin, III, or maybe they make a run at Drew Stanton? Even if they did do that, they could still draft a quarterback. Whoever they draft they may feel he's not up to being the backup in the first year and would rather have someone experienced to backup Tony Romo.


Why I'm Not Buying The Hype On The QB Options At No. 4 Overall -  David Helman, Dallas Cowboys
Consider me in favor of getting a quarterback, still, this makes a lot of sense. There is no sure, clear-cut number one.

This is the part where I remind everyone of how early it is in the draft process, but I have a hard time imagining the Cowboys selecting a quarterback fourth overall – and I’m even more confident that if they do so, it won’t be Carson Wentz.

Cowboys 2016 Plan: Will Team Go All-In On Winning Now AND Build For The Future? - Tom Ryle, Blogging The Boys
The team is not forced to choose between winning now and building for the future. Especially when they can have both.

With Tony Romo another year older as he comes off of breaking his collarbone twice, the team is faced with the options of going all in to try and capitalize on what are hoped to be two or three more years of high-level play from him (and almost certainly not the four or five years Jerry Jones keeps referring to), or focusing on building the team for the long haul. However, it may not actually be a choice to make. Despite the pain of last season, it leaves the Cowboys in a somewhat unusual position. They have the ability to do both - if they can get it right.


Position Series: Depth Is Surprisingly Thin At TE Entering Offseason - Dave Helman, Dallas Cowboys
Though people won't want to hear this, the Cowboys have some questions at tight end this offseason.

On the surface this doesn’t seem like an area of drastic need. Jason Witten continues to chug along at a Pro Bowl level, as he caught 77 passes for 713 yards and three touchdowns last year. The Cowboys also traded up in last spring’s draft to grab an intriguing talent in Geoff Swaim. Look further, though, and it gets a bit troubling. James Hanna is arguably the best blocking tight end on the team, and he is set to enter free agency in March. Gavin Escobar is still under contract, but he tore his Achilles on Dec. 19 and his availability for 2016 is questionable at best. The Cowboys are just fine at the top of the depth chart, but it’s fair to say their depth is lacking.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says Senior Bowl experience was special - Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram
Jason Garrett called this year’s Senior Bowl the best he’s experienced in his days as an NFL coach.

"It really was," Garrett said. "Been here a number of years obviously sitting in the stands and you can do a really good job of evaluating from there, but you can much better job when you’re coaching them. You get a chance to see them in the meeting room, how engaged they are, how they respond, and we have walk-throughs and go out to practice and, again, over the course of the week you try to put them in different situations, see how they respond and then you evaluate them. To be up close and personal for the last five or six days has been a real fun experience for us. We had fun coaching them."


Grading The 2015 Dallas Cowboys Draft Class - Ryan Ratty, Blogging The Boys
As we gear up for an interesting next few months, a look at the 2015 draft class and see what their futures are with the Dallas Cowboys.

In recent years, the Cowboys have added some nice pieces. Dez Bryant, Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, Zack Martin, DeMarcus Lawrence, Tyrone Crawford, and Randy Gregory are just a few guys that should have long careers in Dallas. But how did Dallas do in the 2015 draft?

Ex-Cowboy Joseph Randle denies sports gambling allegations - Drew Davison, The Star-Telegram

Troubled former Cowboys running back Joseph Randle denied a report that he was cut by the team midway through the 2015 season in part because he was betting on sports.

The Cowboys cut Randle on Nov. 3, saying they were concerned for his mental well being following erratic and bizarre behavior earlier in the week. The Wednesday before he was released Randle expressed concerns about the safety of his then-girlfriend, and bolted from the practice facility missing a treatment session. He called Irving police to his residence, but the police found nothing wrong.

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